Labor, Analgesia & Anesthesia

Systemic analgesics are often given as injections into a muscle or vein to lessen pain while not causing you to lose consciousness. They act on the entire nervous system, rather than on one exact area.

Anesthesias are medicines that cause a loss of feeling or sensation, especially pain. An epidural block is a regional anesthetic that causes some loss of feeling in the lower half of the body; inserted into the epidural space, small doses of the drug can be given continuously through the catheter

An epidural block is a regional anesthetic that causes some loss of feeling in the lower half of the body; inserted into the epidural space, small doses of the drug can be given continuously through the catheter.

A spinal anesthetic is an injection to the lower back, administered with a needle into the spinal canal. It brings good relief from pain, and lasts an hour or two.

We are proud partnered with the following institutions:

St Elizabeth's Hospital
Heartland Regional HSHS Holy Family Hospital Memorial of Carbondale
HSHS St Anthonys Memorial Hospital
  •  We honor the ethical and religious directives for catholic health services
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  • SSM Health Hospitals we deliver at are Good Samaritan Mt. Vernon, St. Mary’s Centralia, St. Joseph Wentzville